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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire from Thu Sep 06

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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Nun
Taissa Farmiga costars as a young nun investigating a malevolent force. (male writers and director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Desiree Akhavan directs and cowrites, with Cecilia Frugiuele, this drama about a teenaged girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) forced into gay-conversion therapy. Costarring Sasha Lane, Emily Skeggs, and Jennifer Ehle.
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Hows of Us
Cathy Garcia-Molina directs and cowrites — with Carmi Raymundo and Gilliann Ebreo — this Philippine romantic drama about a young couple struggling to build a long-term relationship. Costarring Kathryn Bernardo.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Puzzle [pictured]
Kelly Macdonald stars as an unappreciated wife and mother who discovers a passion for jigsaw puzzles. Cowritten by Polly Mann. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Seagull
Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan, Mare Winningham, and Annette Bening costar in this ensemble drama based on the classic play. (male writer and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Under the Wire
Journalist Marie Colvin appears in archive footage in this documentary about her work in Syria with another (male) journalist. (male director)
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  • Cynthia Brooks

    I’ve never heard of Cathy Garcia-Molina. Have you seen “The Hows of Us”? Is it any good?

  • I have not seen the film. It appears to be aimed at the Filipino ex-pat community, not general moviegoing audiences. The trailer, frankly, doesn’t make the film look very good:

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/9C5w28q6JgA

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